Like every year, Pantone has launched her new colors again and we are happy to see a few very favorites in the pallet. While many are raving about it, the color of the year Greenery however literally needs to grow on us a bit. We don’t exactly know how we could use this alone or in combination with other colors. Using this color will definitely be a challenge we want to work on. On the other hand, we always have welcomed this color disguised in the shape and form of a plant with open arms into our home, in installations and on photoshoots. And with our addiction for banana palms, potted plants, green juices and macha lattes (well, only some of us…), we are sure we will use Greenery in some way very soon.
Looking at the total pallet, we can’t help to relate some favorites to projects we have worked on. Softer and more ‘earthy’ than the limey Greenery, Kale is easier to work with. A tone that we used on the walls of the HAY accessory market during the Dubai Design Week that we styled.
The blue Niagara reminds us of the color on the walls of our playroom at home which has been on our favorites list for years now. And the pink Pale Dogwood, especially in combination with the green was one of the key trends we spotted on the Milan Design Week last year.
With this color challenge in front of us, we are very curious to hear what you think about Greenery and her colors in crime. Which colors win your vote? Are you on #teamkale or on #teamgreenery?
We would love to hear from you and other creatives about this new trend, after all, it’s Pantone’s choice and who are we to argue with that?
You might have seen them come by in our previous installation and on our Instagram, we happen to love them a lot. The playmats from By Alex are not only comfortable, they are original, beautifully made and highly decorative.
We happen to know Alexandra (just a bit) as we have been long time friends. Just only recently when she started her own business, we started mixing business with pleasure.
Alexandra from By Alex is a mom of three kids and has always been a very creative. She adores fabrics and she loves nothing more than the adventure of discovering breathtaking fabrics and creating magic with them.
We are happy to say that we have gotten our hands on our very own now.
The playmats are in super nice company of our new Byron Bay Hanging Chair London Day Bed a brand of which we are a long term fan. We’re beyond excited to finally have a piece in our possession. Do you think the kids would notice if we steal it away one day?
Check out the By Alex webshop and get inspired. Creating a comfy playroom and a reading nook, it’s all possible.
Who does not want to get comfy on this?
Happy new year, happy 2017!
Thank you all for the LOVE and support in 2016 and we hope we will remain to inspire you in this brand new year.
After a nice long indulgent break, we definitely have a list of new years resolutions for this year along the lines of staying healthy, time management and creativity and we intending to stick to them. Have you made your list yet?
A new year always feels like a clean sheet of paper, a fresh start. Even though it is just another date, the first of January does energize us like no other day in the year.
We are craving simplicity this year, both on personal and interior decor level. More back to the basics. Living in the moment, open our eyes for today instead of thinking about how we could have improved yesterday or worry about tomorrow. But hey, we are human and we like to Live Loud, so being perfect remains a challenge.
On our travel wish list for this year is definitely the Design Week in Milan. It gave us so many trend insights and inspirational ideas last year that we do not want to miss out on this huge event. Playtime Paris in July is for us a perfect place to get to know about new brands and meet up with suppliers during a long summer break.
Yet first we will be celebrating Live Loud Girl’s third birthday in January, work on some exciting upcoming installations and shoots.
On a personal level we want to remain fit and healthy (with a sugar coated or dairy froth sin every now and again) and keep up the work outs and walks. We will try to worry less about the number of likes on a photo and focus more on capturing that what makes us happy.
Most of all we want this year to be all about sharing the love. Love for the family, love for our projects and love for what we do. And we hope you will do the same!
As the days get shorter and the winter break gets closer, we are working on many lists. Lists from the kids to Santa, lists of gifts to bring home when we visit the family and our regular to-do lists of work related items.
All of these lists have one thing in common and that is that they are about cozy encounters, family time and delicate decorations. Although we have had a Xmas tree before, this year we are keeping it simple and sweet. Green is the theme yet there are so many different ways to bring some lush leaves inside.
To create the magical winter atmosphere this year, we have used lots of lights. Fairy lights and also real candles, nothing can beat those.
In terms of green we have chosen for a few traditional branches and some eucalyptus which has gorgeous long leaves and a beautiful smell.
For the candles we have used the AJ Vintage ABC numbers mini cups from Design Letters. After the holidays these will be used for my espresso or maybe a small plant. They are so versatile and always find a place in my home.
We will be taking a small break to enjoy the kids, family, some fresh air and some Dutch traditional food and we’ll be back in the new year. As we have serious difficulties logging off, you can still follow us on Instagram and our stories to get some inspiration from back home. And then let’s start the new year together fresh and revived!